Shots fired near U.S. Capitol after car chase

Gunshots were fired near the U.S. Capitol after police chased a vehicle that attracted police attention on Pennsylvania Ave. outside the White House. Law enforcement officials have confirmed that the suspected driver was fired upon by police after speeding toward the Capitol. One police officer has been injured, though their exact condition is unknown.

The Capitol had been placed on lockdown, but officials soon lifted it, with the House returning to the debate over the government shutdown just moments ago.

Keep tuned to Nation Now for the latest updates.

Photos: Mandel Ngan / AFP/Getty Images

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